'Laverne & amp; Shirley' stars get Walk of Fame status



'Laverne & amp; Shirley' starsget Walk of Fame status
LOS ANGELES -- Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams of the old "Laverne & amp; Shirley" TV show claimed stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Marshall, 61, and Williams, who turns 57 this month, starred in the 1976 hit comedy about two single, working women in late 1950s Milwaukee.
Their sidewalk stars were unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard.
"I always thought I was a door mat -- I let people walk on me," Marshall said. "Now I'm a piece of cement. It's harder, but it's got a star on it."
"We never got any Emmys, so this is great," she said.
Williams thanked her family and friends and said receiving a star was like living a dream.
"I would not be standing here today were it not for one person, and that person I share this day and night with is Miss Penny Marshall," Williams said.
A handful of celebrities attended the ceremony, including Marshall's brother, Garry, who created "Laverne & amp; Shirley," and former "Happy Days" star Henry Winkler.
The actresses played Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, who were originally cast as fast girls who dated the characters Fonzie and Richie Cunningham on "Happy Days" before starring in its spin-off.
Both "Laverne & amp; Shirley" and "Happy Days" are debuting on DVD this month.
Marshall is a producer and director whose films include "Big" and "A League of Their Own."
Fred Savage marriesthe girl next door
NEW YORK -- It was love at second sight for Fred Savage and his new bride, Jennifer Stone.
Savage, who starred on the 1980s series "The Wonder Years," wed Stone, a childhood friend, in an Aug. 7 ceremony at the L'Orangerie restaurant in Los Angeles, People magazine reports.
They were neighbors until 1988, when Savage, then 11, moved from a suburb of Chicago to Los Angeles for his TV stint as Kevin Arnold. The family drama ran until 1993.
The couple reconnected 11 years later at a birthday party for Savage.
"We started talking and smooching, and we've been together ever since," the 28-year-old actor-director told People.
Horn moves recoveryto specialist center
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Nearly a year after being mauled by a tiger, illusionist Roy Horn of "Siegfried & amp; Roy" was evaluated at a hospital that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.
Dave Kirvin, a spokesman for Horn, declined to comment on how long Horn was expected to stay or what treatment he was receiving. Horn arrived at Craig Hospital earlier this week and was being evaluated Thursday.
Horn was able to walk again in March, five months after being mauled by a 300-pound white tiger in Las Vegas. The tiger attacked him during a sold-out performance at The Mirage hotel-casino.
Horn's partner, German-born magician Siegfried Fischbacher, has downplayed Horn's injuries, describing the illusionist's wound as "a little punch hole" on the left side of his neck.
Notable deaths
Leon Golub, an artist who depicted scenes of war, torture and oppression in large-scale figurative paintings, died Sunday. He was 82.
Hunter Hancock, widely regarded as one of the first radio disc jockeys in the western United States to broadcast rhythm and blues records and later rock 'n' roll, died Aug. 4. He was 88.
Jack Rankin Schroeder, a nationally known wildlife artist who was a two-time winner of the Maryland duck stamp contest, died Aug. 6. He was 76.
Today's birthdays
Television evangelist Rex Humbard is 85. Cuban President Fidel Castro is 78. Actor Pat Harrington is 75. Singer Don Ho is 74. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 71. Blues singer-musician Son Seals is 62. Actor Kevin Tighe is 60. Actress Gretchen Corbett is 57. Opera singer Kathleen Battle is 56. Singer Dan Fogelberg is 53. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 45. Actress Quinn Cummings is 37. Country singer Andy Griggs is 31. Country musician Mike Melancon (Emerson Drive) is 26.

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